Recipe #1: Congolese Collard Greens

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In this video, I make one of our favorite collard greens recipes: Congolese collard greens. What makes this recipe special is the peanut butter. It turns collard greens into a real treat.

1.5 lbs collard greens
1 onion
1 tomato
1/2 cup peanut butter
salt and pepper to taste

– remove the collard green stems
– rinse the greens
– chop the greens finely
– dice the onion
– dice the tomato
– place 1 cup of water and the collard greens in a pot
– place the pot on a med/high heat, cover, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently
– add more water if needed to prevent sticking
– add the onion and tomato, cover, and cook for 10 more minutes stirring frequently on medium heat
– add 1/2 cup peanut butter and season to taste with salt and pepper
– lower heat to low and simmer for 5 more minutes, stirring frequently
– enjoy!

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23 thoughts on “Recipe #1: Congolese Collard Greens

  1. That really looks good. Collard greens are not my favorite, but would like to give this a try.

  2. Thanks. Let me know how you like it if you give it a try.

  3. Might try it, peanut butter for me goes best with jam, on bread. But, I did plant collards for the first time this year. Five each of; Vates, Georgia and Old Timey Blue. Wife has been using them in her “green” smoothies. But they do produce a lot more than we are ever going to make smoothies out of. :>)

  4. Let me know how you like it if you give it a try. We eat collard greens just about every day during the spring, summer, and fall, so this recipe is a nice change of pace for us.

  5. Will be trying this in the next few days. I have been looking for something else to do w/ my Collards besides putting them in smoothies. Plus, I love Peanut Butter. This sound really yummy. Cant wait to try it once my tomatoes get ripe also.

  6. Great! I hope you like it as much as I do.

  7. Oh man! Yep, this is something I will try for sure. Nice big flavor. I need to try more recipes using peanut butter and peanuts. Looks simple to make and full of flavor.

  8. Hi Nicole. We really enjoy this one. I hope you do too.

  9. Made this one on Friday. Loved it! The only thing I added was a fresh diced jalapeño from the garden. Very good. I also used the chunky variety of natural P.B.

  10. I’m glad you liked it! You’re absolutely right – jalapeño peppers are perfect for this recipe. I can’t believe I didn’t think of that.

  11. Thanks Joy! That’s very nice of you to say.

  12. Hi Tracy. I LOVE this recipe. 😀 Is it the collards, the peanut butter, or the combination that doesn’t appeal to you?

  13. Congolese collard greens it is Patrick !! I love that style of cooking !! As a Limey I can’t get my head around using peanut butter but I will stay true to your recipe !! Thanks for the tip !! You crazy Americans and your peanut butter !! Ha ha ha !!

    1. I think you’ll like it, Ian. We can’t claim credit for the idea of adding peanut butter to greens. This recipe is typical of what you’d find in central and southern Africa. 

    1. I couldn’t agree more! Thanks!

    1. Thanks, +Butuga Eve ! It’s my favorite collard green recipe!

    1. +Tina Gray I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe, Tina!

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